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Visiting Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory
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If you didn't know, my family loves to travel. It's something that we take seriously, and something that we do at least a few times a year. This year we decided to take a trip to Pittsburgh and visit some friends. Now of course my first move when planning a family trip is to jump on Tripadvisor. Keeping to my routine, this was my first move after we decided to visit Pittsburgh. And you know what? I learned something. We hope that you love this Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory post.
In the past, I've always used Tripadvisor to book things like hotels and car rentals. I didn't know that you can also book experiences at your destination (did you know?). It turns out that this is something that you can absolutely do. Tripadvisor has partnered with local businesses and attractions in cities everywhere. When I took a look at Pittsburgh, the Phipps Conservatory immediately jumped out. I had heard it was a must see from a friend, so I immediately booked a visit…right from my computer. Give it a try, it's super easy to book an adventure.
Set within the green grass of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has been providing a unique experience since 1893. The facility encompasses 15 acres and includes a 14-room glasshouse and 23 beautiful gardens. Visitors experience industry-leading green practices, stunning seasonal flower shows and events, exclusive exhibits, an award winning cafe, and more. This historic landmark is just a few minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
Now rather than trying to describe the conservatory with words, lets instead take a tour with pictures….
Gardens of Sound & Motion is the current special exhibit at Phipps Conservatory. Immerse your senses as immersive soundscapes, visual art, and kinetic motion installations come to life. If you are interested in this show you need to hurry; Gardens of Sound & Motion closes on September 30.
The butterfly room was a HUGE hit with the kids, and pretty neat to experience as an adult. There are TONS of butterflies and flowers.
I see you!
You will encounter these strange glass beings as well. Don't let them take you to the mother ship!
Open year round, the Orchid room boasts both true species specimens as well as hybrids.
You will find art installations scattered throughout your tour of the conservatory.
If you look close, you just might catch a bumble bee doing what they do best.
Just some pretty flowers…
Be careful; someone is watching…
Wonderful smelling lavender.
There is a large bonsai collection over by the Japanese garden.
Young budding scientists can learn all about the world around them at various installations throughout the conservatory.
Grab your camera and take a photo in Cuba!
You will find lots of little spots that keep a smile on a child's face.
The gardens are both indoor and outdoor.
More pretty flowers….
They even have a desert room.
We hope that you are inspired by this Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory post. Happy travels!